A tea whose preparation illustrates luxury: Gyokuro finds a deep green flavor that avoids acridness; filtering a pure sun-to-leaf flavor collection that is come by in a rather intriguing way. Each Gyokuro crop is grown to a healthy point in its infancy before being plunged into shadows: covered from sunlight. The tea plants then undergo a state of survivalist function in which they produce more chlorophyll, deepening their green color and priming the sweet waves that roll through their green collection. Thus you have this pampered, proven blend: a green unlike many with a lulling sweetness that makes it perfect for a contemplative, break-time cup. Carefully developed, it's health properties are heightened as it produces a different range of vitamins and other elements.
Among other benefits are noted weight control properties, immune system boosters, and compounds like EGCG antioxidants which provide potent cleansing as well as an anti-carcinogenic. Another tremendous benefit is the focus and clarity delivered by an amino acid, L-Theanine. Ancient Chinese monks discovered that drinking green teas helped in their meditation by providing alertness and focus. Gyokuro delivers a strong punch of L-theanine, making it a good tea in the afternoon at the office.
Gyokuro green tea makes for a delicious, uncharacteristically smooth experience. It's special preparation leads to a surprising sweetness, as if this green tea left the garden one day and, wandering, found itself in a sweet-aired oasis, lingering to pass the time and never waking up again.
I love it. Tastes great and makes me feel great. I would say it's better than most green teas I've had.
This is my absolute favorite! I definitely like an earthier green and this is all that. I like to make it iced mixed with the mango tea or just on it's own with a bit of cane sugar or rock sugar. So good!!
This is a great green tea! Very earthy and one of the closest I have tasted to the Teavana's!